Activists asked a federal judge Friday to block the city’s new council district maps in the ongoing Jacksonville redistricting lawsuit, the first step in speeding up the lawsuit ahead of the 2023 elections.
For decades, the Jacksonville City Council redistricting planpacked as many Black voters as possible based on a misreading of court rulings.
The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the state’s redistricting maps, ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional maps will go into effect for at least 2022’s elections. While the court’s decision settles things for this year, the redistricting map still faces upcoming federal and state trials challenging its validity The […]
A Florida appeals court ruled against an attempt to use new court-ordered congressional maps in the state’s 2022 elections.
A Florida appeals court reinstated the congressional map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, staying a lower court’s order while the state’s appeal continues.
A Tallahassee judge lifted a stay in a Florida redistricting lawsuit, ordering election officials to begin using a map that preserves a Black congressional district in North Florida. The new map, drawn by a Harvard professor, only affects the North Florida congressional districts, re-instating a Duval-to-Gadsden 5th Congressional District to protect Black voters’ ability to […]
A 2nd Judicial Circuit Court judge struck down Jacksonville’s congressional districts in a ruling against Florida’s redistricting process.
Civil-rights groups sued Jacksonville for allegedly racially gerrymandering its City Council districts in its new redistricting plan.
Voting rights groups and individuals suing Florida over its congressional maps asked a Tallahassee court to block new Northeast Florida congressional districts that would make it harder for Jacksonville’s Black voters to elect their preferred candidates.
A new lawsuit alleges Florida’s redistricting plan, passed Thursday on a party-line vote, will reduce Black voting power in North Florida, Orlando and the Tampa Bay area and that the map was drawn to favor Republican candidates.